New England Air Museum
John S. Volkert
Recent Address: Amherst, NY
Family Information: Parents: William and Kathryn; Wife: Evelyn; Siblings: Bill, Verna ("Kitty")
Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Date Entered Service: June 22, 1943
Service Number: 12025078/ O-747530
Bomb Group: 468th
Squadron: 794th
Location of Unit: Clovis AFB, Clovis, NM
Missions Flown:
Hump Missions Flown:
Awards/Decorations: Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, American Theater Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 2 Oak LeafClusters, China Campaign, India-Burma Campaign, Central Burma Campaign, Eastern Mandates, Air Offensive Japan
Service Schools Attended:
Military Specialty(ies): MOS 1093-Pilot B-29 VHB,
Rank Upon Discharge: Captain
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-63420 Rankless Wreck, 44-61566 Jack's Hack
Were you a POW? No
Were you interned? No
Date Transferred from the 58th:
Date Discharged from the 58th: December 29, 1945
Post-WWII Military Service:
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
Mr. Volkert passed away February 13th 1978.


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